Seeking Knowledge

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Ahsan Hanif

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The book of Allah subhanaw taala the Quran contains many to us.

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It is mentioned on numerous occasions the different donors that Allah azza wa jal narrates to us from the daughters of the Prophet sallahu wa salatu salam, or the other dogs that Allah azza wa jal relayed to us in the Quran. Whether it's to ask for forgiveness and mercy, Darius for guidance and steadfastness upon the religion, do ask for the righteousness of your family and your children. But there is only one day in the Quran in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was ordered and commanded to seek an increase in something, to seek more of something. And that is the dryer that is mentioned towards the very end of surah Taha, which Allah subhanaw taala says commanding our Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and then therefore by extension Mian you. He says what will rob busy the nearing man and say, Oh my Lord, grant me an increase in knowledge. That's the only time in the Quran that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is told to ask more of something, an increase in something. And it shows you the importance of knowledge in this religion, how it is the cornerstone of many of the things that we do. For persons and of knowledge. They don't know how to differentiate between what is the heathen what is ship? They don't know the difference between what is sunnah? And what is benign innovation. They can't tell the difference between halal and haram what is pleasing

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to Allah, or what is displeasing to Him Subhana wa Tada. And that is why a Sofia Anibal Marina Rahim Allah Tada then said, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once he was given the instruction in the Quran, he continued to increase the knowledge sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, until the day that he died, not only to the increase in seeking knowledge, but anyone who studied the Sunnah. Anyone who's picked up a book of Hadith, and you want the soup at the different stages and events in the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will know very clearly, that one of the major roles of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam played in his life was the role of a teacher. He taught,

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not only from the minbar or at the front of the masjid, but he taught in every single situation, every single event that he was in, whether it was at home with his family and his children and grandchildren, or whether it was with his close friends and companions, or whether the Bedouin man just came from the desert and he came seeking something each one of those instances and many more in between, were opportunities of learning and teaching. And that is because Allah azza wa jal gave this command to him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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the whole community of Medina, the whole generation of the companions were students of knowledge. We only know the more famous from amongst them, because there they are the ones who were known for this deal, and the ones who excelled in this, they were the ones who memorize the Sunon related to us, but the very many hundreds in between whose names you probably don't know you've never heard of. But then we're narrated and they're recorded in the books of the scholars, the vast majority of them we don't know, need, meaning that we don't know well or enough about them. They will still students of knowledge, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't allow his community didn't allow

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the Muslims to be people of ignorance. That's what makes this OMA different from any nation that came before it or after it. What makes Muslims different from any other religion, that we practice our religion based upon knowledge, not just based upon cultural customs based upon what someone says or thinks based upon trends

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and patterns that take place around us. It is based upon what Allah said, what the Prophet said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that is why I'm delighted Mr. Udo the Allah one in what is collected and returned by an Imam Malik in his mapa. He said, addressing the people of his time, and he'd been Masood rhodiola, who was one of the early Muslims, one of the major companions, one of the most senior in knowledge of the Allah Who and even Massoud said, and he died only two decades after the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said to the people of his time in a confused man in Cathy room fuqaha, who called Eden Quran, you are fortunate addressing those people that he's

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talking to, you're fortunate to be living in a time in which the scholars are many. And the people who read without understanding are very few and far between. Because if you don't go to be Mr. Road, you find him in a bus. And if you don't find him in a bus, you find the bin armor. And if you don't find the bin Armada, you find the Boo Herrera. And if you don't find the Burera, you go to Asia, or the Allahu Germain. And if you don't find any of those companions, there's students from amongst the most senior of them at that time. Each one of them was in a mountain of knowledge and piety.

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But then he said, Well, I can, while I can, so forget, he's a man on earliness. But they will soon come a time upon people believe on fuqaha cathedral Quran where the scholars will be few and far in between. But those who read without understanding will be many, they will become the majority. And that's because we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a number of a hadith. He told us that that is one of the signs of humanitarian is warning people a time will come where the scholars have few, much not because people can't read the people who read will be many, whether they read the Quran, and they don't understand it, whether they pick up a book of Hadith and they don't

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understand it, whether they're listening to lectures or whatever they're doing, but they don't really understand what it is that they're reading. And that is when things become dangerous. That is why even miss Rudra the Allahu Allah is telling his people to be aware of that time. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't allow anyone to go away without seeking knowledge. Even the people who would come from far distances delegations that would arrive they only had a week, 10 days, two weeks a month in Medina. So all they had that's the lump sum of their interaction with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam didn't allow them to leave and go back until they sought enough

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knowledge that they needed for their religion. No one was considered to be an ignorant person. And if someone was ignorant, they didn't know they made a mistake. They learned people taught them because that is what makes this religion different. That is what makes the Sharia different. That's what makes us as Muslims different from everyone else around us know what is clicked about the moment of Makati Rahim, Mahalo, Tala in the Sunni on the authority of boo after the luthier of the Allah one. He says, just to show you how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam categorize people when it comes to this issue of learning and seeking knowledge about wealth that said, we were

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sitting once with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he was teaching us. And as he was teaching, three people entered three men entered. The first one he saw space within the gathering. So he came in, he sat down, the second one was shy. So he sat at the very back of the masjid. And as for the third one, he didn't sit but he just saw what's going on and he left after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam finished teaching, he said to them, and Bureau C'mon Oenothera shall not inform you about these three people who have entered a huduma for our you know, Allah, He for our as for the first form amongst them, the one who came you found space he came, he wanted to see

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closeness to Allah. So Allah dream closer. You saw nearness to Allah. So Allah Botha near, you saw protection and Allah so Allah protected him. He wants you to lift off from himself. That difficulty of ignorance when you don't know what's right or wrong. You commit an action you perform something you don't know Will it bring me closer to Jana, or closer to the fire? So you go back to Allah azza wa jal and seek knowledge. You seek guidance, you make dua, you try. You make an effort you seek to learn, not because you're a scholar, you want to be an Imam, or you want to give the hope by next week, but because it's what's best for you in your religion. So what's going to protect you in this

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life, your family, your children, is what makes you have the confidence in sha Allah, that you're worshiping Allah azza wa jal upon Basilan insight and knowledge. Welcome Amala her and ask for the second man, the one who was shy sir, at the very back didn't want to do feel he could be part of the gathering, but at the same time, didn't want to leave. So what does he do neither here nor there, doesn't want to study doesn't want to leave so he sits at the very far back. And Muthoni for Statia for steady Allahu Minh. As for the second, he was shy and embarrassed, so Allah treated him with that same type of embarrassment. You're too shy. You're too embarrassed to learn your religion on

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Las Panatela doesn't have need of me or you doesn't need to teach us he doesn't gain anything. Your knowledge is is based upon how much you are willing to learn. And that's really memorable Holly Rahimullah Tyler mentioned the Steemit of Mujahid Rahim Allah Tala, the female students have been our best or the Allahumma lietaer limo mustachian Olam stuck there are two types of people don't seek knowledge they don't learn the one who is too embarrassed to learn the one who's too arrogant to learn. Those two people don't learn they don't seek knowledge. And that is why Aristotle the Allah one has said and also will remember mahadi collects niggemann Nyssa una Circulon SAR let me

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Dean, the best of women that I saw Arusha is saying Rhodiola Juana was the women of the Ansara. Because the women in the time of the Prophet send them lent as one wasn't just for a few select people, the women would come and they would learn, they would ask the professor them to teach them, they would want times when he would come and address them. And if they had questions, they would seek him out. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the most pleasant of women. She said, Well, the women of the Ansara their natural shyness that women have the natural shyness didn't stop them from learning their religion. They would come even if they were shy, even if it was a sensitive topic, even if

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it's something which you don't normally speak about in front of still strangers, literal men, but they had to learn and they wanted to know the halal and haram. So they would come and they would speak to the Prophet SAW Allah while he was sitting them.

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Were methodical among the Prophet Selim centers for the third man, the one who just turned away didn't stay far out of out of the law one, the man turned away, so Allah azza wa jal turned away from him.

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If you don't have the humility, to learn and study, you don't have within you that desire and a passion to want to learn about your religion, that shows something about your nature, show something about your willingness to learn and come close to Allah subhana wa Tada because it is human nature.

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That when you love something, when you're passionate about something, there's not a single one of us here who doesn't have a hobby and interest or passion, except that that passion drives us to learn about it, to want to know more to engage in it because that's why we've taken that passion on why we have that interest that hobby. But if as Muslims there is nothing more beloved to us than Allah, than the Prophet of Allah, so Allah wherever you send them, then the book of Allah the Quran, the religion of Allah azza wa jal, Islam, that has to show in the way that you're willing to interact, to engage, to learn to seek knowledge concerning it. And that is why even in the time of the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the in were not excluded. The processor mode encouraged the youngsters to come to learn to seek knowledge, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would see from amongst them those that he thought were most evil, those that he thought had the most potential, and he would pick them out and he would teach them and he would give them time, he would encourage them and motivate them. Because the children of today are the scholars of tomorrow. Those youngsters of today are the leaders of the OMA tomorrow. And if knowledge stops and become stagnated with just one generation and the people that come after don't see any benefit or any need to learn that is when

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knowledge starts to disappear from this OMA

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the Hadith remember Buhari Rhodiola Rahim Allah Tala collecting so here we have the Lebanon Amara, the Allahu Anhu he said that once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said to us in nomina szegedi shutaura Learn to Speak to water Koha will hear method will Muslim for had the Fulani Mahi. Indeed from amongst all of the trees there is a tree its leaves level for example is like the example of the Muslim what is the tree? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is posing this question to a number of companions. Eben Amato was from amongst them. But Abdullah bin Amara, the Allahu Anhu at the time was a young man, a teenager, and he felt shy and embarrassed that he should

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speak in front of people who were older than him, more senior in knowledge than him had been Muslims longer than him. So he didn't see anything. So he says that the different companions started mentioning the different trees of the desert. As for me, I thought to myself, that is going to be the day palm tree, but I was too shy to speak. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then said in nama hiya Nala. It is the deep palm tree even almost said and I went home and I told my father Mr. Ravi, Allah one, this is what took place. And this is what I thought I didn't say it, Amato the Allahu and said, Oh, my son had you spoken, it would have been more beloved to me than any type of

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wolf. That would have been more beloved to me. Because there is a time to be shy and embarrassed. You sit in front of your parents, you sit with elders, you sit with certain groups of people, it is good and it is from true character to show a level of respect and shyness before them. But there are times when you can't be shy. And one of those times is when it requires you to learn about your religion. There are times when you can't allow your arrogance or your pride or what you consider to be

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self respect to stop you from learning about your religion. And that is why the companions or the scholars of Islam is to say, the one who can humble himself will never learn knowledge requires humility. Whatever you learn whoever you learn from in any type of science that you learn, requires humility to start sit in front of a teacher and to take knowledge from them. But if you do it for the dunya, we do it for our careers. We do it for our education. What about when it comes to the religion of Allah subhana wa Tada. And that is why from the moment that the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent with the command to seek knowledge in this religion, Accra, we'd learn from the

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very first moment until the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam died, and he passed away. He spent his life teaching people and spreading knowledge of this religion. And that is why the Prophet told us sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the knowledge is the inheritance of the prophets. That's what they left behind each and every single Muslim. Therefore each and every single member of this community of this ummah, has the opportunity and the ability to take not from the inheritance of your mother, your father, your grandfather, but the inheritance of the Prophet of Allah salAllahu Alaihe will send them the best of mankind and the best of creation, as a scholars would say after they will

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narrate this hadith, it is up to you, how much of that inheritance you want, or how little of it you want, as Allah subhanaw taala that he makes us from the people who take beneficial knowledge and put that knowledge into action, and that Allah azza wa jal raises through knowledge in terms of our deeds and in terms of our ranks and our status. BarakAllahu. Ronnie was soon one of our new young female human diet to hikma Apolo Cody Harada was stockfeed Allah howdy, welcome. What did you bring was the medium including the mid for sofiero in Hokkaido, how far

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it's been leveled from the the LAO salatu salam ala Rasulillah, who are early he was r&b Engineering and Math steamed that I mentioned to you have been Miss roadworthy Allahu and shows to us a reality that we're very familiar with living in a time when the people of knowledge are few. But the people who seek or who pretend to have knowledge or who can just simply read, but with very little understanding, or money. And the difference between the two is always those who are willing to learn and put in the time and effort and those who aren't. We live in a time when we are surrounded by difficulties and trials and tests, tests that affect us and our family, our children in our

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religion. And it is difficult in this time because of the way that we're bombarded with information with how easy it is to access different types of information to differentiate between what is correct and what is incorrect. What is authentic and what is weak. What is actually something which is substantiated from the Quran and Sunnah and what isn't. But the only recourse that we have is them to seek knowledge and to learn. And that is why the one of the initiatives that we're starting in sha Allah Tala from tomorrow, in this masjid, is a new study program. It's called Le snap. And as you go out of the masjid, you'll see these banners that you can see by the entrances, all you have

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to do is scan that QR code, go to the website and learn from it. I don't expect every single person here to attend the course. Nor do I expect every single person to have that same passion maybe and zeal of knowledge that I maybe have or maybe others have bought something that we should all reflect upon is that it is our level of knowledge that brings us closer to Allah subhana wa Tada The more effort that you're willing to put in, the more that you're willing to learn. And remember, as I said that the companions were not all the most senior people of knowledge. But what made them special was that each and every single one of them was willing to learn what they could when they could and how

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they could. It is something that you need to reflect upon, not only for ourselves, for me and for you, but more importantly for our children, and for the generations that will come ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada that Allah azza wa jal guides us to what is best, and that Allah subhanaw taala shows His mercy and forgiveness upon us that Allah azza wa jal keeps a steadfast upon this religion and protects us from the traps of shaitaan as Allah subhanaw taala that he gives us life upon Eman and death upon Eman and resurrects us with the people of Eman under the leader of the people of Eman the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Subhanallah because at the mercy phone was Santa mahalo

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